Self-consciousness, first-person reference, and personal identity are linked fields of research. The book contains contributions from international researchers about topics like pre-reflective and reflexive consciousness, embodiment, temporality, self-location, and the practical implications of personal identity. Among the contributors are Amit Anurag, Irene Breuer, Tony Cheng, Heidi Haanila, Markus Herrmann, Muriel Leuenberger, Maik Niemeck and Jörg Noller.
Markus Herrmann holds a doctorate in philosophy and is a private lecturer in philosophy at the University of Heidelberg. He works in the Section for Ethics and Patient-oriented Care at the National Centre for Tumour Diseases in Heidelberg.